Course Title: Chinese Medicine Theory 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese Medicine Theory 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COTH2108

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

COTH2141

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

COTH2141

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr George Lenon

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 6587

Course Coordinator Email: george.lenon@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.57

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday - Friday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisites before you commence this course:

  • COTH2140 Chinese Medicine Theory 1

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/.


Course Description

Chinese Medicine Theory 2 is a one-semester course that covers four diagnostic techniques, various diagnostic differentiation methods and skills for analysing and writing up a case record from a Chinese medicine perspective. Knowledge , skills and their application that you develop will form a foundation for your subsequent clinical studies. The theory and practical skills learnt from lectures will be extended in group discussions and tutorials built around case studies. The course is supported by audio-visual resources and online learning activities.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Objectives for BP278 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine):

  • PLO1: provide specialist health care within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework
  • PLO2: gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment
  • PLO3: communicate effectively in a range of forms (written, online, oral) and with diverse audiences (patients, community/public, agencies and health professionals)
  • PLO4: understand the historical development of the profession, its ethos, organisation and philosophical foundations.


On completion of this course you will be expected to:

CLO1: Exhibit knowledge and skills in analysing data obtained from the four diagnostic methods, and differentiate syndromes according to:

    • Eight guiding principles
    • Qi, Blood and Body Fluids
    • Zang-Fu Organs
    • Aetiological factors
    • The Meridians and Collaterals
    • The theory of the Six Meridians
    • Wei, Qi, Ying and Blood phases
    • The Triple Energiser (san jiao)

                  CLO2: Conduct and record a case history according to Chinese medicine practice using the 10 questions.

                  CLO3: Demonstrate the skills of Chinese medicine diagnosis including pulse and tongue diagnosis and master the use of the Pin Yin system of Romanisation by:

                    • accurately spelling and communicating common Chinese medicine terms they will encounter in their study and practise of Chinese medicine, and
                    • effectively using a Chinese-English Pin Yin dictionary of Chinese medicine terminology

                    CLO4: Differentially diagnose an illness in terms of Chinese medicine theory, reflect on your integration and application of fundamental principles, theories and diagnostic skills to case studies and identify ways in which you could improve and extend your learning

                    CLO5: Communicate Chinese Medicine diagnosis and aetiology in “plain language” to patients and their families and other health professionals in ways that relate Chinese medicine concepts to Western medicine and explain relevant Chinese medical jargon

                    CLO6: Demonstrate attributes and skills required for patient assessment, clinical decision-making, interpretive skills, human relationships, ethics and compassion, professional responsibility, management of common disorders and diagnoses and bases for referral.


                    Overview of Learning Activities

                    Learning activities in this course comprise attending a combination of lectures and tutorials, clinical observations (including viewing live cases from the teaching clinic via a video conferencing facility), participating in group discussions and undertaking self-directed learning. You will develop your critical analysis skills and deductive abilities for future study and professional practice. The theory and practical skills learnt in lectures and tutorials will be extended via case studies where you will propose and justify diagnoses. Self-directed learning is supported by various online resources. This course provides an opportunity to observe and explore different diagnostic skills applied in clinical practice and reflect on your learning. A mentoring program is available to support Year 1 students.

                    Teacher Guided Hours: 60 per semester with lectures, tutorials, online activities and practical sessions.

                    Learner Directed Hours: 60 hours per semester. Students are expected to review content learnt in class. 


                    Overview of Learning Resources

                    The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. All selected material will be digitally available to students. Lecture material will be delivered via online media. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Chinese medicine library subject guides are available via http://rmit.libguides.com/chinese-medicine.


                    Overview of Assessment

                    This course has no hurdle requirements.

                     

                    Assessment Tasks

                    Assessment Task 1: Progressive assessments

                    Weighting 30%

                    This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

                    Assessment Task 2: Practical examination (examining a standardised patient)

                    Weighting 30%

                    This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.

                    Assessment Task 3: Written examination

                    Weighting 40%

                    This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.